AFC Ajax played VVV Venlo away in De Koel. Ajax had previously lost their match to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League and were looking to continue their winning ways and what a statement it was! Ajax had lost due to an unlucky own goal and had also lost Mohammed Kudus to injury against Liverpool.
The stats in this game is full of madness, as Ajax attempted 45 shots at goal with 23 of them on target! 13 of them became goals and Ajax kept a clean sheet. VVV Venlo attempted 3 shots on goal, however none of them were on target. Ajax attempted 611 passes with an accuracy of 88% while VVV Venlo attempted 198 passes with an accuracy of 60%. Possession was 76% to Ajax and 24% to VVV Venlo.
VVV Venlo v AFC Ajax Match Report:
Goals were scored by Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (12’, 57’), Lassina Traore (17’, 32’, 54’, 65’, 87’), Dusan Tadic (44’), Anthony (55’), Daley Blind (59’), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (74’(P), 76’) and Lisandro Martinez (78’). Christian Kum was sent off in the 52nd minute for VVV Venlo.
With this result, Ajax went top of the Eredivisie table with 15 points and broke the highest goals record. Ajax previously held the same record with a 12-1 win over Vitesse back in 1972. VVV Venlo sits at 10th place in the table with 5 points.
The man of the match is obviously Lassina Traore with five goals.